Passover seders for all tastes

While there are some Jewish families who have lived here for generations, many people have chosen Oregon as their home. They often leave behind extended family, which can seem lonely around the holidays. Although Passover is traditionally a “home” holiday, congregations realize there are many who do not have family nearby or who would just like to celebrate with their larger communal family. Here are some options (Note: Many seders offer scholarships for those unable to pay full amount; contact organizers for details.):

Celebrating Our Freedom/Young Families Seder: Join Rabbi Josh Rose and Portland Jewish Academy’s Jana Hopfinger for an early evening of family fun, learning and connection designed for families with children in preschool through fifth grade.
4:30-6pm Tuesday, April 11 at Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland
$40 per family of 4, $10 per additional guest
RSVP by April 7: or 503-226-6131

Redemption Song: A Second Night Seder: A special seder full of song, celebration, kosher food and wine, conversation, connection and learning led by Rabbi Josh Rose.
Doors open 6:30, seder begins 7 pm, Tuesday, April 11 at Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland
Members: $36 adult/$14 child; nonmembers: $40 adult/$20 child
RSVP by April 7: or 503-226-6131

The Chabad Center for Jewish Life offers a warm, family-style community seder. The seder features gourmet cuisine, handmade shmurah matzah, international kosher wine selection, and readings in Hebrew and English.
7:30-10:30 pm, April 10, at 2858 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland
$36 adult, $25 child, $180 patron or $360 sponsor; email regarding confidential cost adjustment.
RSVP by April 5:

Havurah Shalom will host a Passover Community Seder led by Havurah’s very own Beth Hamon and Adela Basayne. The dinner will be vegetarian, with gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free options.
6 pm, Tuesday, April 11, at 825 NW 18th Ave., Portland
Prices vary. To inquire about cost adjustments, contact Rachel at or 503-248-4662 ext. 2.
RSVP by April 5:

The Central Coast Community Seder is nondenominational, and in the true spirit of Passover, our doors are open to all. Join us for an evening of reflection and celebration. Kid-friendly.
6 pm, April 13, at BB Camp on the Oregon Coast near Lincoln City

Humanistic seder hosted by Congregation Kol Shalom. Come celebrate Passover with humanistic, culturally Jewish meaning. Check in/social hour begins at 4 pm; seder commences at 5 pm. Dinner is catered by Spin.
4 pm, April 16, at the Starlight Room, 1125 SE Madison St., Portland
$45/person, $15/children 10 and under
RSVP by April 6: 503-459-4210 or

Temple Beth Israel’s Community Passover Seder with Rabbi Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein. Join us for a joyful seder experience with song, insight and discussion while enjoying Passover ritual foods and a delicious catered meal. Gluten-free and vegan options available at registration.
6 pm, April 11 at Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E 29th Ave., Eugene
Adult member $37, nonmember $43; children (age 6-12) $20 with maximum of $40 for families with multiple children; under 5 free.
RSVP by April 4: 541-485-7218 or
Limited financial assistance is available; email

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